7 March 2019

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP👏!)
~is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, GoI, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra
•It Creates awareness about generic medicines through education and publicity so that quality is not synonymous with only high price.
•【7th March 2019 to be celebrated as ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ across India.】
Quality Assurance Scheme
~scheme will help to bring quality at the grass root level of India’s health system where laboratories follow the imperatives of quality in all their processes. 
•National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL):
~NABL is Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatory to International bodies like International Laboratory Accreditation Co-operation (ILAC)
Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management& Transboundary Movement) Amendment Rules, 2019
~to strengthen the implementation of environmentally sound management of hazardous waste in the country
•Hazardous waste~ is the waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment.
•Solid plastic waste has been prohibited from import into the country including in Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and by Export Oriented Units (EOU).
Web- Wonder Women Campaign;-{by MoW&CD in association with the NGO Breakthrough and Twitter India.}
~Campaign is aimed at encouraging, recognizing and acknowledging the efforts of these meritorious Women.
Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019
•Indore was adjudged India’s cleanest city for the third straight year 
•Bhopal is country’s Swachh capital.
•New Delhi Municipal Council area was given the ‘Cleanest Small City’ award etc.
Guard against misuse, social media platforms told
~Parliamentary Panel on Information and Technology has directed the social media platforms — Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram — to ensure that their platforms are not used to incite violence or to meddle in the Lok Sabha election.
•With over 460 million internet users, India is the second-largest online market, ranked only behind China. By 2021, there will be 635.8 million internet users in India 
United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
~Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, 
•UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime
•UNODC says that India is one of the major hubs of illicit drug trade ranging from age-old cannabis to newer prescription drugs like tramadol, and designer drugs like methamphetamine.
International Criminal Court (ICC);-{located in The Hague,}
~ is the court of last resort for prosecution of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
•Its founding treaty, the Rome Statute, entered into force on July 1, 2002.
•Malaysia has ratified the Rome Statute making it the 124th State party to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
•Each state party has one vote and “every effort” has to be made to reach decisions by consensus
National Rural Economic Transformation Project
~is additional financing to the $500 million National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP) approved by the World Bank in July 2011
•India has signed a $250 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the National Rural Economic Transformation Project (NRETP) 
[that aims to help women in rural households shift to a new generation of economic initiatives by developing viable enterprise for farm and non-farm products]
Annual Frontiers Report 2019 ;-{published by the United Nations (UN)}
~Pollution caused by the reactive forms of nitrogen is now being recognised as a grave environmental concern on a global level.
•Nitrogen is an inert gas that’s necessary for life. But we’re changing it into forms that are harmful 
[report claims that the total annual cost of nitrogen pollution to eco system and healthcare services in the world is around $340 billion]
National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)
~It aims to promote good governance through Capacity Building on Public Policy and Governance both at National and International Level and carrying out studies/ action research on issues relating to governance.
CERT-In (the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team)
~is a government-mandated information technology (IT) security organization
•purpose of CERT-In is to respond to computer security incidents, report on vulnerabilities and promote effective IT security practices throughout the country.


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